Dudley Zoo was proud to announce bundles of baby births to boost its animal collection in 2015.
A baby Lar gibbon was our first arrival in January and we’ve been lucky enough to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet many, many times throughout the year. Our success is testament to the dedication and hard work of staff who work tirelessly caring for some of the world’s most endangered animals.
Here’s a few of our favourites from 2015 . . .
- Our baby Lar gibbon turned out to be a boy and was named Indah, which is Indonesian for beautiful’. Indah was born on January 16 to mum Meo and dad Huggy and is getting on well with his four-year-old sister, Penny.
In April two tiny ring-tailed lemurs, born to mum Pheobe and dad Frank, made an entrance into the world. They were called Itzy and Bitzy as they were so teeny.
- Summer will be here all year round at Dudley Zoo as it’s the name of our new baby macaque born on the longest day, July 21st. The tiny Sulawesi crested macaque, born to mum Jasmine and dad Simon, has been a hugely popular addition since she arrived and some visitors were lucky enough to witness her remarkable birth. She is the first macaque birth at DZG for three and a half years.
- On May 20 two gorgeous Carpathian lynx twins were born to mum Daisy and dad Dave. Both boys, they were named Dante and Dakota.
- Bactrian camel Fergie was more than 4ft tall when she was born on October 3. The baby girl, named Fergie by delighted keepers, was born to proud first-time parents mum Jimandi, known as Mandi, and dad Charles?.
- We’ve also seen the arrival of two yellow-breasted capuchins called Doyle and Chops, a pygmy marmoset named Zippy, nine Humboldt penguins, a Patagonian mara called Lucas, two Barbary lambs named Max and Sol, three meerkats named Eddie, Minky and Matilda by a six-year-old Dudley schoolgirl in one of our competitions, five otters, two roul roul partridges, two peafowl, 10 guinea pigs, 16 rats and 12 bats.
What a bumper year! Can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring!